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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

China Corruption Blotter (May 3, 2013)

He Shaoliang, deputy director of the United Front Work Department of Yangchun City (Guangdong Province), was sacked and stripped of his posts as authorities launched a probe into rape allegations against him.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (April 26, 2013)

A government official surnamed Guo recently died after drinking to excess at a banquet held in his honor in the Hechuan district of Chongqing, according to online allegations. Jiang Yonghua, Party secretary of Heyangcheng subdistrict, was removed from his post amid a district-level probe into the matter.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (April 19, 2013)

Liu Yuxin, former deputy director of Construction Market Supervision Department of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, received a 12-year sentence and had $48,330 in personal assets confiscated. Prosecutors said Liu solicited $463,968 in bribes from more than ten contractors, including Beijing Field Road Municipal Engineering Group Co., Ltd, Beijing Jingqixin Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd, and Beijing Zhongjian Internet Technology Development Co., Ltd.  http://news.xinhuanet.com

Police caught several Mianchi County (Henan Province) officials gambling in a liquor and tobacco store during work hours.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (April 12, 2013)

Tian Xueyou, former Party secretary of Hongxing village, collected a $16 “exorcism fee” from each Hongxing household, according to an allegation being probed by Shanyang County (Shaanxi Province) officials. Tian reportedly instituted the fee two years ago after three villagers died accidentally.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (April 5, 2013)

In Nanjing city (Jiangsu Province), eight public vehicles were reportedly used to drive public officials to worship the dead on China’s Tomb Sweeping Day. The driver of Nanjing Commission Office for Public Security Reform was suspended from duty for one month and fined $80 for misusing the organization’s vehicle.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (March 22, 2013)

Liang Daoxing, former vice mayor of Shenzhen, was expelled from the Communist Party for corruption. The investigation into Liang’s case was launched in late 2012. Liang was in charge of organizing the 2011 World University Games.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (March 14, 2013)

Chinese media reported an executive at a public enterprise in Jinhua district (Zhejiang Province) ordered nine employees to do homework assignments for his 12-year-old daughter, including painting, photography, video editing, and essay writing.Continue Reading